WOSU News Archives For: October 17, 2012

Wrecking Crews Start Demolition Of Abandoned Poindexter Tower

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Old renovation sign lies in plaza next to abandoned Poindexter Tower. Former public housing building is being razed after being abandoned in 2006
3:43PM
October
17, 2012

Demolition crews Wednesday began razing Poindexter Tower on the city’s east side. It was built in 1960 to house low-income elderly, but in more recent decades became a symbol of urban blight.

State Releases District Rankings

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The Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday posted the results in a spreadsheet for now - instead of the charts, graphs and other visual elements that districts and families have come to expect.
10:20AM
October
17, 2012

The Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday posted the results in a spreadsheet instead of the charts, graphs and other visual elements that districts and families have come to expect.

Three Franklin County Voters Indicted For Voter Fraud

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Illegal voting is a 4th-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
8:24AM
October 17, 2012

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says the indictments issued yesterday charge three people with felony voter fraud for voting twice in recent elections.

Three Dead After Northwest Ohio Apartment Shooting

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6:56AM
October
17, 2012

Police say three people are dead – including a 3-year-old child – after a shooting at an apartment complex near Toledo.

Veterans Receive New Services At Annual Aid Event

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William Levy waits to try on a pair of boots supplied by a Nelsonville-based company. The free boots were offered at this year's Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down. The "Stand Down" offers free services such as health screenings and legal advice to homeless and low-income veterans.
5:00AM
October
17, 2012

Homeless and low-income veterans received help yesterday at the 18th Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down held at the Franklin County Veterans’ Memorial. WOSU reports on two new offerings at this year’s event.